I know that there are only two more school runs to get through before our summer holidays begin and I am extraordinarily glad of that fact. It's a busy, tiring, hectic, emotional time on so many levels and we are all in desperate need of a break.
I know that in the moments when I've been able to take a little bit of time out of my rush-rush-rush that I've looked up to the sky, breathed in the warm summer air and felt full of gratitude. Even when life feels tough, there is still so very, very much to be thankful for.
I know that I feel more than a little miffed when I have to abandon my beloved flip flops and squeeze into my wellies. But the rain keeps our landscape looking lush and green and the clean feeling in the air after a spell of summer rain feels wonderful.
I know that as the Little People continue to grow it'll become increasingly hard to persuade them that an after dinner family walk is indeed a Good Thing. The moaning and complaining is so trying at times, and yet when we persevere and make these short outings happen, they are worth their weight in gold.
I know that I will always feel a need to be near water. The ripply blues calm my soul and help to ease away the niggling worries of the day.
I know that I will always, always be a treasure gatherer when out and about, I just can't help myself. A walk by the river on Sunday yielded these beautiful duck feathers and I was so happy to find them and bring them home.
I know that right now I am kind of stressed out by the sheer volume of work mounting up around my ears, but that day by day it should get easier if I keep at it. I'm working on a lot of different things at the moment, including a beautiful floral yarn bombing project which I'm loving.
I know that many of you have been asking about the Creative Community project for Yarndale 2015. If you are interested in taking part you can read all about it on the Yarndale blog.
I know that snipping the first rose of the season is such a beautiful, pleasurable occurrence, one that I really look forward to every year. And this year, just as I do every year, I wish that I had more roses growing!
I hope to be back to more regular blogging very soon (I've missed this precious space during the past couple weeks more than I can say). Thank you as always for continuing to call in to see me here in the Attic.....I hope your days are sweet and happy xxxxxxxxxxx